A random sample collected at Whole Foods in Lincoln by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture contained listeria monocytogene, an organism that can cause serious infections in people with weakened immune systems, such as children and the elderly.
Healthy persons also can be affected, displaying symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Blue Bell Creameries of Texas also issued a voluntary recall of its products.
It is unusual for listeria to be found in ice cream. The bacteria cannot grow in freezing temperatures.
Officials at Jeni’s say no illnesses from their product have been reported. Still, all products under the “Jeni’s” brand name have been recalled by the company.
If you bought any of the product, either throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.
Customers may also contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905. Jeni’s can also be contacted by email at email@example.com, and at jenis.com/recall.